Canada will not recognize Taliban as Afghan gov't - PM Trudeau

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits ETI Converting Equipment in Longueuil

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada has no plans to recognize the Taliban as Afghanistan's government following the Islamist movement's takeover of Kabul, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday.

"Canada has no plans to recognize the Taliban as the Government of Afghanistan," Trudeau told reporters. "They have taken over and replaced a duly elected democratic government by force."

(Reporting by Julie Gordon in Ottawa, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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